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INDIAN IT IN NUMBERS 
(Updated  August 18 2018
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Total no. of  phone subscriptions: 1200 billion (1200 million)
Mobiles    1180 million 
Landlines: 20 million 
Total no. of PCs: 150 million 
Internet users:  400 million  including  mobile Internet 159  million
Broadband:   420 million
(wired:  18 million;   wireless :  402 million) Br0oadband  defined as >512 KBPS


TV owning houses: 150 million ( DTH: 54 million)
DTH operators: 6;     Private TV channel  826

NEW!  INDIA MEDIA & ENTERTAINMENT  BUSINESS : FICCI-EY study March 2018
Indian mobile phone market surges to  record levels in Q4 2017
Cisco Visual Networking Index 2017...the India numbers
Mary Meeker  Internet Trends Report. 2017 
GSMA study: Mobile Economy of India 2016
Ericsson Mobility Report 2016: India findings
2016 FICCI-KPMG report on Media and Entertainment industry in India

 

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  It's personal at the Surface
Microsoft hedges its  bets with Surface, launching classic laptop and  convertible Bangalore, August 20 2018: 'It's not  personal, it's strictly business!', says Michael Corleone,  in a chilling scene in 'The Godfather' as he  calmly plans the assassination of a Mafia rival. ....
HP leads Indian PC market business
New Delhi, 17th August  18 2018: Notebooks contributed to 61 percent of the overall India traditional PC market with a 45.2 percent year-on-year growth as demand continued across both the consumer and commercial segments. This was mainly driven by ultraslim notebooks, which now account for 20 percent of overall notebooks compared to 11 percent a year ago. ....
Edition 2 of Indian UPI payments interface launched
Mumbai August 17 2018: The National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI)  has launched Unified Payments Interface (UPI) 2. ...
Cosmos bank heist was part of a threatened global fraud
Pune August 16 2018: In what looks like an international heist, hackers have  transferred  over  Rs 940 million   in an attack on the server of  the 112 year old Pune-based Cosmos Co-operative Bank . ...
Max use of global English learning app for kids is from India
August 15  2018: Lingokids, an English language-learning platform has reached over 5 million downloads worldwide with the most number of downloads from India with over 400000 users followed by Brazil and Mexico since its launch in 2016. ...
 


 
Education and e-learning
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Asti Infotech offers school management software
Bangalore, August 8 2018: Asti Infotech, a leading company offering customizable business solutions based on GPS, RFID, Bluetooth and NFC technologies has created School ERP Solution, that helps in ensuring safety of school children. The multi-functional platform called School ERP solution helps schools with reference to overall management and smooth functioning of school activities. ....
Pooja Bedi to edit new primary education magazine
New Delhi,  July 25 2018: Primary Plus Media launched the inaugural issue of Teach Primary magazine at an event held on 21st July, 2018 at the British Council, New Delhi last week.  Alan Gemmell, Director, British Council library presided over the event which included Pooja Bedi, Editor, Teach primary;   Deepak Narwal, Economic Senator, Europe; Sandeep Marwah, Director, Marwah Studios  and Dr ShyamaChona, President, Tamana. ....
 

 
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CleverTap releases Travel App Benchmark report
August 8 2018: US Silicon Valley-based behavioural analytics specialist, CleverTap,  has released its first-ever Industry Benchmark Report for Travel Apps across user lifecycle stages. This report empowers mobile marketers to measure how their app is performing against the best in the industry. ....
Mihuru helps Indian travellers buy flight tickets on installment
Mumbai, March 29, 2018: Mihuru, a travel fintech startup based in Mumbai,  offers an easy and convenient way for travellers to pay for their flight tickets in EMIs, without needing a credit card or credit scores. Mihuru, which means “My Freedom,”  is cofounded by a woman entrepreneur, Mihuru  and is the first company in India to enable travelers to book their flights with a deposit of just around 20% upfront and pay the balance in installments before they fly. ....
 


 
e-Healthcare
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Prana Air Motion Mask has built-in motor to adjust pressure
New Delhi, August  18 2018: Purelogic Labs India,  has launched  India’s first motorized air mask, Prana Air Motion Mask. It provides maximum protection from the deadly haze and air pollutants both indoors and outdoors and is built of more than 30 unique parts equipped with anti-microbial and anti-allergy qualities. ....
An app for ayurvedic medical treatment
Delhi, July 16 2018:  The Jiva Ayurvedic group has launched was a Jiva Health App  which  provides authentic and actionable Ayurvedic health and wellness information through a personalized feed. The content is curated by the world-renowned Ayurvedacharya Dr. ....
Global award for Amrita University & Wipro's diabetic solution
Bangalore, February 24, 2018: Global information technology, consulting and business process services company Wipro and Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham have jointly won the Aegis Graham Bell Award 2017 in the ‘Innovation in mHealth’ category. ...
 


 
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Two of a kind: MiA2 and Honor Play
Impeccable camera performance vs. superior processing power -- take your pick, at below Rs. 20,000 August 20 2018 The classic definitions of entry level, mid-range and high-end smartphones are passe. These days, better specs do not come with fatter price tags and inexpensive devices do not come with weaker design. ....
Dyson Pure Cool air purifiers
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Huawei nova 3 launches new era of Intelligent Phones
Bangalore, August 6 2018: Remember the huge excitement with feature phones  gave way to smart phones?  It was a 'touching' experience -- Internet-ready;  seamless switching from messaging to emailing  to whatsapping  and   thousands of time-pass video and movies  at the click of a soft button. ...
 


 
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  Smart Tech Healthcare conference returns to NCR
New Delhi, July 12 2018: The 3rd Annual Smart Tech Healthcare 2018  conference is scheduled to be held on Septemb 20-21 2018 in Gurugram, National Capital Region. Like the first and second annual  events,  it is  focused on  redefining healthcare & IT-- with more than 20 thought leaders  350 attendees including  stake holders from public & private health institutions,  policy makers, regulatory bodies, technology gurus from across the globe. ....
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IT people
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  Kerala tech education veteran Anvar Sadath, to receive global edutech award
Thiruvananthapuram, August 2 2018: K. Anvar Sadath, Vice Chairman & Executive Director of Kerala Infrastructure & Technology For Education (KITE),  is to receive ‘The International Contributions Award’ constituted by The Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) head quartered at Bloomington, US -- the first Indisn to be so honoured. ....
Ravi Panchanadan to be CEO of Manipal Global Education Services
Bangalore, June 6 , 2018 – Manipal Global Education Services (MaGE),  has appointed  Ravi Panchanadan as Managing Director and CEO of the Manipal Global Education Services. Ravi   was President and COO of MaGE since  2017. ....
Aditya Puri of HDFC Bank makes it to Top 30 Global CEO list
May 31 2018: Aditya Puri, Managing Director of HDFC Bank Ltd., has been named in the Barron’s list of Top 30 Global CEOs. ...
 

 
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